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Proud of Roundup

I cannot express the pride I have in the Roundup team — from the top down!

Thanks for helping make Northern Gila County Fair a success

The Northern Gila County Fair thanks the members of the community for stopping by the fair over the Sept. 11-13 weekend.

PSWID will continue to learn and move forward

A recent article in the Payson Roundup by Michele Nelson, publication date 9/22/15, regarding the PSWID decision to shut off water to one of our area residents contained several statements and misrepresentations that I would like to clear up.

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Archers keep hitting bullseye

The Pine Strawberry School Buffalo archery team is picking up where it left off last season when it won the National Archery in Schools Program Arizona State Championship and advanced to the national finals in Louisville, Ky.

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Mogollon Monster 100 a race for only a dedicated few

What isn’t the Mogollon Monster 100-mile race?

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Rim Country welcomes the changes of autumn

Senior Moments

Say October and what comes to mind? Halloween, of course, when mothers are busy making or shopping for costumes for their little darlings. (Maybe some fathers help with costumes, but I don’t know any.)

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Man dies after shooting in Home Depot parking lot

Police consider incident a case of self-defense after altercation

The owner of Crosswinds Restaurant died Monday afternoon after he was shot three times Saturday afternoon in the Home Depot parking lot.

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Domestic violence nets brief jail stint

Girlfriend reconciles, pleads for boyfriend despite two incidents

After two domestic violence altercations with his girlfriend in less than a year, a Gila County Superior Court judge Monday sentenced a Payson man to jail, probation and a lengthy term of community service.

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Get identification kits for seniors Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 10, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Payson Police Department, in partnership with the Sy Harrison No. 70 Masonic Lodge and the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, is offering identification kits and GPS tracking bracelets for seniors.

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Prescribed Fire Treatment Near Payson

Monday, October 5, through Friday, October 9, 2015

On Monday and Tuesday, Tonto National Forest fire specialists will burn 222 acres of vegetative debris piles in the Colcord Canyon Area.

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Owner of Crosswinds Restaurant dies after being shot three times; shooter claims self-defense

Details sketchy but police may rule indicent a case of self-defense

Details remain sketchy as Payson police investigate a shooting in the Home Depot parking lot that took place after 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Still waters: Paddleboarding Roosevelt Lake

I have tried calming my chi with yogis. I carry a yoga mat in my car. I have learned how to sit motionless for hours, and I even have an app on my Kindle that guides me through calming meditational scenes. But nothing has come close to the peace I found floating on an inflatable lime green paddleboard.

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Catholic radio station KPIH takes to Payson airwaves

Payson gained another nonprofit radio station this week, as KPIH-LP Rim Country Catholic Radio 98.9 went on the air.

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Warming will have big impact on Rim Country forests

A mounting tally of studies have cast doubt on the hope that forests can buffer climate change. In fact, forests may actually exaggerate the impact of a steady rise in temperatures.

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Nutrition education lagging

Payson gets mixed grade for meeting state, federal mandates

The Payson Unified School District still has a long way to go when it comes to meeting federal nutrition and exercise guidelines, Payson Elementary School physical education teacher Judy Perham told the school board Monday.

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Thumbs up for new school test

Skeptical Payson board member ‘very impressed’

The new standardized test that has spawned a year of furor and controversy got a surprisingly positive review on Monday from Payson School Board member Shirley Dye.

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Making science education cool

An annual festival to celebrate science education offered 36 booths and exhibits to delight the 600 people who attended with science projects and science facts.

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Longhorns rally past Blue Ridge

Chaz Davis scored on an 8-yard run with 3:48 remaining and the Longhorns stopped host Blue Ridge on 4-and-7 at the Payson 37-yard line

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Kendra doesn’t make cakes, she creates art

Kendra Lewinson has a history in food and art, so what did she do?

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Domestic violence – 1,300 deaths yearly

Intimate Violence

Edna Welsheimer’s greatest goal: Put herself out of a job.